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The Diatron is a multi-fire Nerf disc blaster that was released in 2013 under the Multishot Madness sub-series.

It comes packaged with eight XLR discs and instructions.

Details

The Diatron features an integrated drop-down magazine, like the Vigilon. It has the ability to fire two discs at a time. It also features a shoulder stock attachment point at the rear and one long tactical rail above the blaster. Unlike the Vigilon, which used a slide for priming, the Diatron uses a sideways-positioned lever.

Firing mechanism

When the priming lever is pulled out, a white block goes behind two discs and when the lever is pushed back into the blaster; two discs are brought forward for launching. When the priming lever is pushed back into the blaster, a button on the inside of the lever is pressed. This primes the blaster.

Unlike other multi-fire blasters, the Diatron does not feature a two-step trigger and cannot fire a single disc at a time.

Unjamming

To unjam the Diatron, simply make sure the priming lever is in its closed position and slide the de-jamming switch towards the front of the blaster.

History

The Diatron was first discovered in October, 2012 on a pricing graph on A.B. Gee's website. It was listed as "Diatron(Multishot)" (sic).[2] The Diatron can be considered an upgraded version of the Vigilon, with twice the ammo capacity and twice the shots fired than its predecessor.

Color schemes

The Diatron has been released under the following color schemes:

  • Vortex alternate (white, gray, and orange)
  • Re-release (white, gray, orange, and black)

Reloading and firing

To reload the Diatron, pull down the magazine release and load in up to ten discs. Push the magazine back into the blaster. Pull the priming lever away from the blaster and then push it back in to prime the blaster. Pull the trigger to launch two discs.

Trivia

  • It is the only multi-fire blaster in the Vortex series.
  • This blaster does not come with its full stock capacity of ten XLR discs.
  • It seems to be the Vortex equivalent of the Rough Cut 2x4.
  • This blaster was the second Vortex blaster to be released in the updated color scheme, after the Pyragon.
  • It is possible to have twelve discs instead of ten loaded in the Diatron by chambering two discs and then loading the full ten into the magazine. 
  • On the instruction manual, the Diatron is shown firing green discs despite coming packaged with orange and white discs.
  • Unlike other 2013 Vortex blasters, the Diatron is compatible with the Retaliator shoulder stock.
  • It was the first Nerf blaster to use a lever-action priming method, pre-dating the Zombie Strike Slingfire by about a year.

Gallery

References

  1. SG Nerf: Singapore Nerf Stock List. SGNerf.blogspot.ca
  2. Urban Taggers: Rumours: Vortex Diatron? - UrbanTaggers.blogspot.ca

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